VOL. 11 (25) - 26-11-2015
IMPORTANT CHANGES TO FUTURE MANAGEMENT OF NSA
NOTICE OF AN EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING OF NSA TO BE HELD AT THE WESTERN BARREL INN HOTEL, 53 CHARLOTTE MAXEKE STREET, (MITCHEL STREET), PRETORIA WEST, PRETORIA; AT 19H00 ON 14 DECEMBER 2015
In accordance with the stipulations of Articles 8.2 & 17 of the NSA Constitution, The Executive Council (Exco) must convene an Extraordinary General Meeting with 14 days advance notice, in order to advise members of changes in existing administrative or financial management procedures.
NSA is by its nature a National Association with members all over South Africa and elsewhere. It is thus recognised that it will not be possible for all members to attend the Extraordinary General Meeting with ease.
Therefore, all information to be communicated at said Extraordinary General Meeting, are set out in writing below.
The Agenda is on the last page of this document.
PURPOSE OF, AND INFORMATION TO BE COMMUNICATED AT THE EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING
NSA has experienced considerable growth in membership numbers over the past two years resulting in an exponential growth in Rand amount in membership fees. Thus requiring NSA to register as a VAT vendor with SARS.
Due to the growth in membership fees Exco also found it prudent to change the current administrative and financial management processes of NSA, te be more expediently managed under auspices of a Section 21 Non-Profit Company with Tax Exempt Status under the Companies Act of 2008.
Application was made and registration received to function as a Section 21 Non-Profit Company in name of National Hunting and Shooting Association NPC (NHSA NPC); with registration number – 2015 / 278984 / 08 under the Companies Act, 2008 (Act 71 of 2008 as amended) with Income Tax Exemption Status.
Registering the NHSA as NPC has presented the opportunity to also at the same time, change the name of the National Shooting Association (NSA) to; National Hunting and Shooting Association (NHSA). This name change in all instances better reflects the Association’s domain of activities and responsibilities towards its members and towards SAPS (CFR).
Application was made and approval received from SAPS (CFR) for the name change of the Association.
SAPS (CFR) has also approved the applications for the transfer of the existing accreditations of the NSA to the NHSA.
The Purpose of the Extraordinary General Meeting will thus be to communicate the detail of the above referred to changes in the administration and financial management of the Association, namely;
a. That on 1 March 2016 the name of the Association will change from National Shooting Association (NSA) to National Hunting and Shooting Association (NHSA), so as to better reflect the activities and focus of the Association. The name change has been officially approved by SAPS (CFR);
b. That SAPS (CFR) has approved the transfer of the accreditations of the NSA to the NHSA, with retention of the existing FAR numbers; namely FAR 1300050 (NHSA as Hunting Association), and FAR 1300088 (NHSA as Sport Shooting Association);
c. That on 1 March 2016, the membership of existing NSA members, as well as the FCA status members hold under auspices of the accreditations of the NSA as occasional hunter and/or occasional sport-person, or as dedicated hunter and/or dedicated sport-person, will with retention of full legal status, automatically be transferred to be held under the auspices of the NHSA as SAPS (CFR) accredited Hunting Association and as SAPS (CFR) accredited Sport Shooting Association;
d. That the NHSA will continue to retain the electronic domain name of natshoot.co.za and that all Email addresses, telephone numbers, and physical office addresses will remain the same as these are currently reflected on the Contact Us page of the Natshoot website – see Contact Us;
e. That Exco has found it expedient to at the same time as the name change, apply for registration of the National Hunting and Shooting Association NPC as Section 21 Non-Profit Company with Income Tax Exemption Status, to more appropriately manage the administration and finances of the Association;
f. That Registration of the Non-Profit Section 21 Company, National Hunting and Shooting Association NPC, was consequently approved with the Registration number 2015 / 278984 / 08 under the Companies Act, 2008 (Act 71 of 2008 as amended);
g. That the following NSA members have been appointed by Exco to act as first Directors of the National Hunting and Shooting Association NPC: Dr Herman Els [CEO]; Mr Juan Kotzé [Legal Advisor], and; Mr Robert F Young (Jnr) [Financial Oversight];
h. That the administrative and financial management of the NHSA will from 1 March 2016 be managed by the National Hunting and Shooting Association NPC, in order to obtain the maximum advantage for members and Association alike;
i. That the growth in membership numbers of NSA resulted in an increase in the Rand amount of membership fees, necessitating NHSA to register as VAT vendor with SARS. Despite continuing with the existing NSA policy of maintaining as low a cost structure as possible, with as few increases as possible, NHSA will not be able to absorb the cost increase implied by the legally required addition of VAT in its current membership fees structure;
j. That from 1 March 2016, annual membership fees will thus regrettably have to increase with the VAT amount (14%) relevant to each membership category in the following manner:
- Junior membership (≤20) from R150-00 to R171-00 (R150-00 + R21-00 VAT = R171-00);
- Regular membership (21–59) from R300-00 to R342-00 (R300-00 + R42-00 VAT = R342-00), and;
- Senior membership (60≥) from R230-00 to R262-20 (R230-00 + R32-20 VAT = R262-20).
Members are welcome to direct any questions in this regard to [email protected]. Please be patient in expecting answers as there might be a number of communications to be answered. You may also call on 012-343-3236 or 012-343-1078.
Thank you for the time you have spent in reading this very important Newsletter.
Herman Els (Executive Chair: National Shooting Association)
AGENDA OF THE EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING OF NSA TO BE HELD AT THE WESTERN BARREL INN HOTEL, 53 CHARLOTTE MAXEKE STREET, PRETORIA WEST, PRETORIA; AT 19H00 ON 14 DECEMBER 2015
Notice and quorum.
Resolution 1: To consider and adopt the name change of the Association from National Shooting Association (NSA) to National Hunting and Shooting Association (NHSA).
Resolution2: To consider and adopt the founding of a Section 21 Non-Profit Company with Tax Exempt Status in terms of the Companies Act, 2008 (Act 71 of 2008 as amended) under the name of National Hunting and Shooting Association NPC.
Resolution 3: To consider and adapt the transfer of the responsibilities for the administrative and financial management of the National Hunting and Shooting Association (NHSA) to the National Hunting and Shooting Association NPC.
Resolution 4: To consider and adopt the Exco appointment of the Directors to the Board of the National Hunting and Shooting Association NPC.
BY ORDER OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
1131 Justice Mahomed Street PO Box 190
26 November 2015